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Student Life Off Campus

Also outside of the Ruhr University Bochum, the city of Bochum and the surrounding area offer students a wide range of cultural and leisure events and activities. Have fun discovering them!

eine Gruppe Freunde an einem blauen Tisch in der Bermuda 3eck

The feel-good factor in Bochum is high, as the city has a lot to offer its students: a huge selection of arts and cultural events in all imaginable facets – from renowned to alternative.

Highlights in Bochum

Enjoy an evening at the theatre! With the "theatre flat rate", even international students get free tickets for regular performances. An offer in cooperation with AStA of the Ruhr University Bochum.

A prime example of industrial cultural change: Experience a bit of the Ruhr industrial culture, attend a concert, devour yummy streetfood or even lace up your ice skates!

For a few days in summer, Bochum's city centre turns into one of the biggest music festivals in Europe! Booths, food trucks and live music from both well-known popstars and local artists await.

200,000 visitors, 50 venues, 24 cities, one night! The goal of the festival? To make the industrial heritage of the entire Metropole Ruhr with 500 events, from classical music and theater to fireworks visible!

Das Vonovia Ruhrstadion von vorne und der klare blaue Himmel darüber

Our boys in blue and white play in the second Bundesliga and always deliver an exciting game for their fans! Do not miss out on the fun!

Locomotives on roller skates that sing and dance? That's right! Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical has been a highlight in Bochum since 1988.

The planetarium allows you to view over 9000 brilliant stars twinkling in the always-cloudless planetarium sky.

Germany-wide offers

Bus und Boot Tour Kemnader See

Would you like to experience life in a family in Germany first hand? The organisation Experiment e.V. arranges host family stays for international students throughout Germany.

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